Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 650 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 atrial fibrillation grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914], and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation. She also is MPI on 2 mobile Health grants (1R01HL141434 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. She also won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 7/5/2021

    Childs E, Remein CD, Bhasin RM, Harris AC, Day A, Sullivan LM, Coleman DL, Benjamin EJ. How to Launch and Continually Enhance an Effective Medical Campus Faculty Development Program: Steps for Implementation and Lessons Learned. J Healthc Leadersh. 2021; 13:147-156. PMID: 34262383.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Cooper LL, Wang N, Beiser AS, Romero JR, Aparicio HJ, Lioutas VA, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Seshadri S, Hamburg NM. Digital Peripheral Arterial Tonometry and Cardiovascular Disease Events: The Framingham Heart Study. Stroke. 2021 Jul 01; STROKEAHA120031102. PMID: 34192894.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Khurshid S, Weng LC, Al-Alusi MA, Halford JL, Haimovich JS, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L, Ellinor PT, McManus DD, Lubitz SA. Accelerometer-derived physical activity and risk of atrial fibrillation. Eur Heart J. 2021 Jul 01; 42(25):2472-2483. PMID: 34037209.

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  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Sardana M, Lin H, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Hammond MM, Spartano N, Pathiravasan CH, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, Borrelli B, Murabito JM, McManus DD. Association of Habitual Physical Activity With Home Blood Pressure in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study (eFHS): Cross-sectional Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jun 24; 23(6):e25591. PMID: 34185019.

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  • Published on 6/19/2021

    Ko D, Preis SR, Johnson AD, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Mitchell GF. Relations of arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction with incident venous thromboembolism. Thromb Res. 2021 Aug; 204:108-113. PMID: 34175748.

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  • Published on 6/16/2021

    Kornej J, Hanger VA, Trinquart L, Ko D, Preis SR, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. New biomarkers from multiomics approaches: improving risk prediction of atrial fibrillation. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jun 16; 117(7):1632-1644. PMID: 33751041.

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  • Published on 6/9/2021

    Reynolds LM, Zamora C, Lee UJ, Stokes AC, Benjamin EJ, Bhatnagar A, Payne TJ, Rodriguez CJ. Tobacco Use Prevalence and Transitions From 2013 to 2018 Among Adults With a History of Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Jun 15; 10(12):e021118. PMID: 34102851.

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  • Published on 6/2/2021

    Essien UR, Kornej J, Johnson AE, Schulson LB, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Social determinants of atrial fibrillation. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2021 Jun 02. PMID: 34079095.

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  • Published on 5/24/2021

    Stokes AC, Wilson AE, Lundberg DJ, Xie W, Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Harlow AF, Cozier YC, Barrington-Trimis JL, Sterling KL, Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Bhatnagar A, Robertson RM. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Associations of Non-cigarette Tobacco Product Use With Subsequent Initiation of Cigarettes in US Youths. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 May 24; 23(6):900-908. PMID: 32948872.

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  • Published on 5/11/2021

    Benjamin IJ, Valentine CM, Oetgen WJ, Sheehan KA, Brindis RG, Roach WH, Harrington RA, Levine GN, Redberg RF, Broccolo BM, Hernandez AF, Douglas PS, Piña IL, Benjamin EJ, Coylewright MJ, Saucedo JF, Ferdinand KC, Hayes SN, Poppas A, Furie KL, Mehta LS, Erwin JP, Mieres JH, Murphy DJ, Weissman G, West CP, Lawrence WE, Masoudi FA, Jones CP, Matlock DD, Miller JE, Spertus JA, Todman L, Biga C, Chazal RA, Creager MA, Fry ET, Mack MJ, Yancy CW, Anderson RE. 2020 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics: A Consensus Conference Report. Circulation. 2021 Jun 22; 143(25):e1035-e1087. PMID: 33974449.

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